Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed that there will be no new Assassin's Creed title in 2019.
"On Assassin's, we had a game [in 2018] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin's next year," Guillemot said when speaking to Gamespot.
He noted that the sequential release of Origins and now Odyssey was only due to two teams working separately on the two projects.
However, fans won't be left to sit around without walls to climb and targets to subtly (or not-so-subtly) stab. Further support of the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Odyssey will see DLC releases throughout 2019.
"What you'll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin's Creed: Odyssey]. The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you're going to get in for a couple of years, actually."
Ubisoft previously skipped an annual release in 2016 after the poor reception of 2014's Assassin's Creed: Unity. 2015's Syndicate – which was well into development as Unity's woes came to light – was followed by the remastered Ezio Collection, allowing for respective studios to refocus.
The resulting Assassin's Creed: Origins injected some much-needed life back into the franchise, so I'm more than happy for Ubisoft to take its time in releasing titles in this series.
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